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The Occupy Boston Media WG has "dissolved." So we're on our own. BUT you can get your event listed on the calendar still by using the [the calendar submission form].

For suggestions and resources for Doing your own media work, for your event. If you want to learn more about doing media work for an "issue", in general, scroll down and see some of the resources and come to a media meeting.

[OB Press List]

[Blog Access List] (Last updated 5/24/12)

[Calendar Admin List]

Below is useful information from the Media WG.

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Occupy Boston's Media Working Group Mission Statement

OCCUPY BOSTON MEDIA WORKING GROUP MISSION STATEMENT

The Occupy Boston Media Working Group works to document and publicize the occupy movement with the intention of fostering growth therein. The Occupy Boston Media Working Group operates in several spheres: Blog, Social Media, and Website; External Press; Photo, Video and Livestream; Independent Journalism; and Calendar.

Our mission statement in each of these spheres is as follows:

  • (I) BLOG, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND WEBSITE*

(A) To maintain the OccupyBoston.org blog as well as the official Occupy Boston social media channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc) and facilitate, with other working groups, all sections of the website.

(B) To create content for the above channels promoting the activities of Occupy Boston, the Occupy Movement, and the larger economic justice movement.

(C) To use the above channels to collect and disseminate media coverage -- both mainstream and independent -- of Occupy Boston, the Occupy Movement, and the larger economic justice movement.

(D) To facilitate the use of the above channels by other Occupy Boston working groups, caucuses, and related affinity groups.

  • (II) EXTERNAL PRESS*

(A) To serve as the default liaison between Occupy Boston and the external press.

(B) To issue official press releases on the behalf of Occupy Boston.

(C) To facilitate the production of official press releases by other Occupy Boston working groups, caucuses, and related affinity groups.

(D) To create major media campaigns to influence and/or impact the mainstream media's coverage of issues relevant to Occupy Boston, the Occupy Movement, and the larger economic justice movement.

(E) To provide media trainings to members of Occupy Boston to prepare them for interactions with the external press.

  • (III) PHOTO, VIDEO, AND LIVESTREAM*

(A) To visually document events and actions within Occupy Boston.

(B) To facilitate such documentation by other members of Occupy Boston and provide related training.

(C) To provide a central clearing house for visual media relevant to Occupy Boston, the Occupy Movement, and the larger economic justice movement.

  • (IV) INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM*

(A) To create works of journalism that raise awareness about issues relevant to Occupy Boston, the Occupy Movement, and the larger economic justice movement.

(B) To facilitate the creation of such works by other members of Occupy Boston.

(C) To facilitate the dissemination of such works either through our own channels or through external channels.

  • (V) CALENDAR*

(A) To facilitate the maintenance of the Occupy Boston calendar by other Occupy Boston working groups, caucuses, and related affinity groups.

Occupy Boston's Media Channels

Working Group Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Agendas for upcoming and past WG Meetings

Minutes from past WG Meetings:

@obupdates text group

Text "obupdates" to 23559 to receive occasional Occupy Boston updates via SMS. No additional charge. Standard texting rates apply.

Guidelines on the @obupdates texting cell

If you would like to send a mass text to the @obupdates group, fill out the following form: http://www.occupyboston.org/text/

An advisory group is responsible for receiving, vetting, and sending all mass texts to the @obupdates cell. If you would like to join this advisory group, please email eli [at] occupyboston [dot] org. 

The following individual(s) are the current administrators of the cell: Eli, more TBD

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